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Want to get out and explore Durham? We’ve got something for you to do every single month during 2019. Pack your calendar with things to do, new food, new experiences, and the biggest annual events.

January

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Fitness at the Cube Photo: Rebecca Fiorentino

Try a new-to-you spot Downtown- Use our Local’s Guide to Downtown Durham: Where to Eat, Drink & Explore

Attend the 20th Annual Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally Jan. 18-20th

Get your sweat on at a new spot: check out some unique fitness studios in Durham here

February

Visit the Historic Parrish Street Forum and learn more about Black Wall Street

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See a film at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival– February 14-16

Try a New Coffee Shop- Use our Ultimate Guide to 20+ Local Coffee Shops

March

Cherry blossoms at Duke Gardens

Take the kids on a new adventure- see our guide to 35+ Things to Do with Kids around Durham

Explore a museum- see 5 Must-See Art Exhibits and Museums here

Get outside and explore with these free outdoor activities around Durham

Shop 60+ local vendors at the Spring Patchwork Market

See the cherry blossoms bloom at Duke Gardens: The cherry blossoms usually bloom in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April 

April

Carolina Theatre

See a film at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival– April 4-7

Check out a free event at MoogFest

Put on your baseball gloves and cheer on the Durham Bulls- First home game is April 11th

Go on a Preservation Durham bike tour

May

Waller Family Farm

Try a new lunch spot- here’s 13 lunch spots under $10

Pick strawberries at Waller Family Farm Picking starts around the last week of April, through May and into June.

Brunch it up at a new spot- here’s 11 Breakfast Spots to Try

Dine at one of Durham’s Essential Patios

June

Bruce R. Feeley, American Dance Festival, and Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau

See an American Dance Festival Performance- June 13-July 20

Attend the Beaver Queen Pageant

Check out the NC Juneteenth Celebration at Central Park

Cool off with some local sweet treats

July

Eno River State Park

Cool off at one of Durham’s 5 spraygrounds

Celebrate at the Festival for the Eno

Pick your own blueberries and blackberries at Herndon Hills Farm

Jam out at a free concert at ATC or Brightleaf

August

Bull City Rumble

Pick grapes at Herndon Hills Farm (August til October)

Check out some affordable eats at 7 Neighborhood Joints

Find a coffee shop to work or study from- here’s our favorites

Check out some vintage motorcycles at the Bull City Rumble– Aug 31st

September

Art of Cool Festival

Jam out at The Art of Cool Festival

Discover new art at the CenterFest Arts Festival

March in the Pride Parade

October

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Head to the World Beer Festival

Pick out your pumpkin at one of the pumpkin patches around Durham

Celebrate Halloween all month long with these activities

Get your pet blessed at the Blessing of the Animals at Duke Chapel

November

NC Comicon Photo: Gabriel Guillory

Volunteer somewhere around Durham- here’s 25 places to start

Start your holiday shopping at Durham Art Walk Holiday Market 

Bring out our inner superhero at NC Comicon & Comiquest Film Festival

Grab your new 2020 Shop Durham card– Released on Nov. 29th

December

American Tobacco Campus

Watch the tower lighting at American Tobacco Campus (Usually end of November or Beginning of December)

Celebrate Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead

Attend a children’s choir performance at Duke Chapel


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